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November 16, 2014 Gardening No Comments

When it comes to growing your own food and herbs, you must be aware of the best methods for getting the best results. Nobody wants to spend time growing something that does not produce. This is why it is so important to choose a quality fertilizer to meet your needs. Fertilizers come in two basic forms; organic and synthetic. Synthetic choices are those created in a lab, while organic choices are produced by other plants and animals. For example, Miracle Grow is a popular synthetic choice because it produces great results.

Fox Farm fertilizers are some of the most popular in the world. This company makes both synthetic and organic fertilizers, but it is known for its organic options. Check out their website and you will see the many different options that they provide. For example, they have a bat guano mixture which is great for a variety of herbs and other edible plants. They also sell packs which are used together to help plants to grow at various stages of their lives. Consult one of their experts to determine which one of their products is the right one for you to choose for your given growing needs.

One of the best batural fertilizers is worm castings. Worm castings are produced as worms make their way through the soil. Some people add earth worms to their gardens for this reason. The castings are rich in nutrients that plants need, such as magnesium and calcium. In addition to providing castings, earth worms also serve to aerate the soil as they move through it. Many different popular fertilizer companies have worm casting mixtures that you can apply to your soil to make your plants grow tall and healthy. This type of fertilization is great for herbs such as sage and rosemary.

Mulch and manure are great fertilizers. Manure which is produced by horses and cows is the best choice. The main problem, however, is that it stinks, so it is really only suitable for outdoor edible plant gardens. If you do decide to add it, you will see an immediate difference. Mulch, otherwise known as compost, is derived from dead leaves and plant matter. It essentially turns into a nutrient-rich soil over time. Create a compost pile in your backyard, and add to the pile throughout the year so that you have plenty of it once the growing season arrives.

Written by Plant Cultures